It is about how well we live our life. How well we face what faces us in each moment. How well we deal with what we have to deal with. How well we square up to the reality of time and place, context and circumstance, moment-to-moment, situation-by-situation, day-after-day over the full course of our life. Seeing what is called for, offering what is missing, doing what is needed, when it is needed, the way it is needed, for as long as it is needed, here and now, for as long as there are here's and now's. It is about our body of work compiled throughout our days upon the earth. We live to engage the moment-- not to escape the moment-- not to deny the moment-- not to dismiss, discount, disregard, ignore the moment-- but to engage the moment, to meet the moment on the moment's terms, rising to meet the occasion on every occasion, being brought forth, born again, deepened, enlarged, expanded, developed, grown up through the process of living our life, blessed by the trials and ordeals of the life that is ours to live in ways beyond imaging or believing. We become what is "in it for us." We are it. We are the fruit of our own labor. The product of our own work in the service of what is good for the time and place of our living, in each time and place of our living, over the times and places of our life. What we have to show for it is who we show ourselves to be by being who we as that changes over time. What helps us with that? What makes it possible? What do we need in order to do what needs us to do it? That is our quest: Finding what we need to do what needs to be done! There is nothing beyond that to want, or seek, or desire!
Anybody can believe in Jesus. The tricky part is being Jesus the way only we can be Jesus, so that no one watching can tell where Jesus stops and we start, or vice versa. But. There is a hack for cutting straight to the heart of the matter, skirting all that thinking, reasoning, proof-texting and doctrinal-testing to come up with the perfectly precise formula for knowing what Jesus would do when, where, why and how. It's called, "Don't know what Jesus would do!" Jesus didn't know what Jesus would do. He waited to see what he did, and said, "So, that's what Jesus would do. How about that!" That's the only way to do it. Not knowing what to do is the way to purest doing. That's straight from the heart stuff, the things we do without contriving, or being able to explain, defend, justify, and excuse on the basis of one thing after another. What do we do without thinking about it? That's what Jesus would do! The hack for doing that is to not think about what Jesus would do, but to think instead about what is happening here and now, in each situation as it arises-- and looking closely, listening carefully, for what the situation is calling for and do that thing with the gifts/genius/daemon/virtues/character that came with us from the womb (Expressing our Original Nature, The Face That Was Ours Before Our Parents Were Born spontaneously, automatically, unceremoniously, matter-of-factually), and allowing that to create a brand new situation in which we do the same thing, through all the situations that spin off from the first one, all our life long. This is called, "Being you in response to what is happening all your life long." That's it. Nobody will be able to guess where we stop and Jesus starts, or vice versa. Or, guess what we will do next! (Even we don't know that!)